Buyer Tips

Jan. 4, 2019

Being a Loyal Real Estate Client in Bonita Springs, Florida

Loyal Real Estate Clients

Real Estate Agents - Love The One You're With

Well, you may have heard me talk about loyalty every now and then … here we go again. I am loyal to my real estate clients, my vendors such as repairmen and inspectors and even other real estate agents.  I ...

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Jan. 1, 2019

Facts: Insurance & Taxes in Bonita Springs, Florida

Bonita Springs Property Taxes

The Truth About Taxes & Insurance in Bonita Springs Florida

“But I will pay more in real estate taxes and insurance in Florida than I do in upstate New York … “

That was a comment I received on a Facebook post that showed every state with the income tax ...

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Nov. 13, 2018

Inexperienced Bonita Springs Real Estate Agents

FHA Condo Bonita Springs

Inexperience Can Cost Real Estate Consumers Dearly

An experienced listing agent knows how to best protect a Bonita Springs condo seller with regard to understanding the mortgage process. Recently, I listed a fairly affordable condo in Bonita Springs and on the first day it had a few buyer tours.  ...

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Oct. 27, 2018

Do You Only Sell Fancy Mansions? Bonita Springs Home Sales

Bonita Springs Home Price

Bonita Springs Homes in All Price Ranges

Whether you’re looking for a buyers agent or a listing agent many real estate consumers often wonder if the agent they chose works in their price range.  I’ve been a real estate agent for twenty-plus years and have been asked dozens of ...

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Oct. 25, 2018

Scoring a Condo Deal in Bonita Springs, Florida

Worthington Condo Inventory

Know Your Numbers When Buying in Bonita Springs

Published Fall 2018 - Once upon a rainbow I had condo buyers who kept rumbling around looking for a winter getaway in Worthington. From time to time they’d send me out to preview a condo and toy with writing an offer.  One ...

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Oct. 22, 2018

Bonita Springs Home Buyers–Keep Your Sneakers On!

Bonita Springs Home Hunting Shoes

Keep Your Sneakers On Bonita Springs Home Buyers

If you’re thinking of coming to the area to look for a home or condo to buy in the Bonita Springs real estate market that’s the message – Keep your sneakers on.  This time of year savvy home buyers have ...

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May 24, 2018

Cleaning Up Credit in Bonita Springs, Florida

First Time Home Buyer Bonita Springs

Managing Credit & Buying a Home in Bonita Springs

Long, long ago I had an experience with home buyers in Bonita Springs that shaped how I advised home buyers on credit worthiness or credit preparedness.  At the time I lived in Brendan Cove and tenant in a community called ...

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Nov. 16, 2017

Bird Feeder Rules in Bonita Springs FL Homeowner Associations

 

Feeding Birds in Bonita Springs Homeowner Associations

Recently, I had a potential home buyer ask a question regarding the ability to have a bird feeder at a home located withn a home owner association.  They did not mention the HOA by name so my ability to assist is ...

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Oct. 7, 2017

Storm Shutter Tips For Your Bonita Springs Florida Home

Storm Shutters in Bonita Springs FloridaStorm Shutter Installation Tips For Bonita Springs Homes & Condos

After Hurricane Irma passed through Bonita Springs in September of 2017, I promised myself that I would write a manifest on storm protection for you, the Bonita Springs home owners and future real estate buyers doing research.  I stayed ...

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Aug. 15, 2017

Bonita Springs Communities w/ Beach Club Access

Bonita Beach Membership
Securing Your Spot at Bonita Beach, Florida

There are only a hand full of Golf and Country Club communities in Bonita Springs with private or semi-private beach access.  Beach access will become quite a hot commodity in the near future so it is important to know which communities provide ...

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